Nicholas Cains
Instructional Leadership Coach for Empower (Tulsa)

Nick works closely with school leaders, teacher leaders, and Tulsa Public Schools to further educational equity for students in the city. Nick has been working in education since 2012 - first as a teacher and then as a developer of teachers.

He joins Leading Educators from Teach for America-Tulsa, where he coached more than sixty teachers in nine elementary schools as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development. He has also coached novice teachers for multiple summer institutes as both a Corps Member Advisor and a Teacher Educator Facilitator.

Nick earned a B.F.A. in Theater from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a minor in Convergence Journalism.  He can be found in Tulsa still performing in local productions, drinking the tastiest coffee in town, and hanging with his cat Harvey.